Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Preview

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The NLDS matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers is set to begin Thursday at Dodger Stadium at 8:37 PM EST. During the regular season the Dodgers won the season series 5-2 taking 2 out of 3 at Dodger Stadium. The Braves will start Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA, 202 Ks) while the Dodgers will turn to Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 1.97) in the opening matchup. Foltynewicz had a 5.56 ERA, allowing seven earned runs in 11 1/3 innings, against Dodgers in two regular-season starts, while Ryu has yet to face the Braves this season.

Projected starting lineup for the Braves:

1. LF Ronald Acuna (.293, 26 HRs, 64 RBIs, 16 SBs)

2. CF Ender Inciarte (.265, 10 HRs, 61 RBIs, 28 SBs)

3. 1B Freddie Freeman (.309, 23 HRs, 98 RBIs, 10 SBs)

4. RF Nick Markakis (.297, 14 HRs, 93 RBIs)

5. 3B Johan Camargo (.272, 19 HRs, 76 RBIs)

6. C Tyler Flowers (.227, 8 HRs, 30 RBIs)

7. 2B Ozzie Albies (.261, 24 HRs, 72 RBIs, 14 SBs)

8. SS Dansby Swanson (.238, 14 HRs, 59 RBIs, injured left hand) or Charlie Culberson (.270, 12 HRs, 45 RBIs)

9. Pitchers Spot

Projected Starting Lineup for the Dodgers:

1. LF Joc Pederson (.248, 25 HRs, 56 RBIs) or Matt Kemp (.290, 21 HRs, 85 RBIs,)

2. 3B Justin Turner (.312, 14 HRs, 52 RBIs)

3. 1B Max Muncy (.263, 35 HRs, 79 RBIs)

4. SS Manny Machado (.315, 24 HRs, 65 RBIs with Orioles; .273, 13 HRs, 42 RBIs with Dodgers)

5. C Yasmani Grandal (.241, 24 HRs, 68 RBIs)

6. CF Cody Bellinger (.260, 25 HRs, 76 RBIs),

7. RF Yasiel Puig (.267, 23 HRs, 63 RBIs)

8. 2B Enrique Hernandez (.256, 21 HRs, 52 RBIs) or Brian Dozier (.227, 16 HRs, 52 RBIs with Twins; .182, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs with Dodgers).

9. Pitchers Spot

 

Bob Lancaster @bowlinbob

 

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